Monthly Archives: May 2011

a blind sailor can’t see where the ship has sailed, still. the journey is map-less. about the seas, for that sailor, is home. to navigate and explore and gyre. this is veto, these waves, the rolling. the ocean, the distance. unanchored directionless. the salted face. the torn seams of the sails above, the weather. the length of time between voyages.

the ebb of falling-rising-floating by the moon-cast light. no dread just lasting. that sailor wears black pessimism, and something that sailor is not prepared for. the stars, the planks and a wind traveling through the empty sightless hollows. the silence above and the surging below. that sailor is facing backward, neither stopping nor starting. a shadow gliding, omnipresent. that sailor stopped breathing. that sailor will not answer.

there is the dark, the wood, the distinction important and cased in midnight suits. the difference is in the command, not taking any action, limited to advising the circumstance created. a dangerous situation. that sailor has hand, and reef, and steer. a single pulse, one minute of arc of latitude along the meridian. waves push torrents of static towards the sky.

Claiborne Swanson Frank, Photographer:
Favorite Items: Rag & Bone linen boots, plaid linen Isabel Marant top, Native American cuff


Jenne Lombardo, Director & Curator of MAC & Milk Studios: Favorite Items:
Favorite Items: Pamela Love’s jewels, Illesteva sunglasses, tea, and oil by Dyptiq.

Chloe Malle, Vogue Social Editor:
Favorite Items: Watermelon Repetto ballet slippers, Comme des Garçons wallet


Born in 1981 in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia – Yared Nigussu was awarded a scholarship in Northern France where he learned the skills that will one day make him one of Vancouver’s most celebrated artists.

Since he has moved to Vancouver, Yared’s work has been celebrated in Vienna, France and throughout Canada. His live performances are incredible to watch as he paints haunting to helplessly happy pieces accompanied by live music. This performance accompanied by local favourites the Sons of Granville.

Yared is moving back to France at the end of the month – perhaps your last chance to meet the future star and purchase pieces at a reasonable price.